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Resumes are probably the most important document you will ever have in your career (short of a million-dollar contract). It’s difficult writing a great resume, and we can all use help creating our resume. Knowing which resume formats to use, leveraging keywords, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process.

Certain aspects of job interview prep remain the same across the board. You’ll be expected to answer questions about yourself and your experience so your interviewers can determine whether you’re the best fit for the position. Do some research about the company and the position so you can tailor your answers accordingly. If you can find out some information about your interviewers, all the better. It also doesn’t hurt to create a cheat sheet with important information you can reference during the interview.

There must be hundreds of “how to write a Resume” books out there, which are the best ones to use? And once you get that resume gets you an interview, do you have the right book to help you nail the interview (and get the job)? Below are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
$16.69
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  • Knock ’em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer resume That Gets You Job Interviews – Top-rated on Amazon’s list (keeping in mind that several versions of “What Color is your parachute are in the top 5), this is a step by step guide for writing resumes with additional information on getting interviews. The book includes strategies that have been proven to work overtime and includes great tips on writing resumes that will work for your online job submissions.
Knock ’em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews
$11.59
At a time when companies can draw on resume banks containing millions of documents, you'll need to create a concise and powerful resume if you want to stand out.
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A Top Recruiting Director’s Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job
$4.99
An insider shows how to tailor a résumé that sets applicants apart from a sea of candidates. Recruiting director Brad Karsh has worked with thousands of misguided job seekers. Now he?s putting his experience into print, with step-by-step guidelines to improve the wording, content, and format of any résumé.
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  • Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions– Let’s face it, if you fail in your interview you are not getting the job.  One of the best investments you can make in your career is spending serious time preparing for interviews. This book will help prepare you for your interviews and provide that additional confidence to make a great impression.
Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions
$18.95
Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you clear. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer.
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Tools and Tactics to Help You Get the Job You Want
$9.76
Getting the advantage in today's job market is tough, so making yourself stand out in the job marketplace is more important than ever. From writing a good resume and locating the best search engines to what to do when you get an interview.
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